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Discussion: you are too good

in: Work4justice; Work4justice > 2017-03-19

Mar 23, 2017 3:19 PM # 
Mr Wonderful:
to let 7 get you down.

Given your navigation precision, you needn't do more than one extra, very maybe two extra (only if you weren't as certain), attacks, before either:

* ar sweep of parallel features
* getting the heck out

And given your precision (your gps track is an onslaught at the correct location, just buried in red tracks where flag should have been!), you can also arrive, be certain, and decide between sweep or GTFO immediately - completely valid.

Similarly, I wouldn't let 15 bring you down - I suspect you knew something was amiss, either stolen or misplaced, immediately, at which point the course is voided and any hunting can be frustrating but shouldn't be of personal goodness concern.

Then we have your ERA versus unearned as more sensible - 17 mp is good practice for Pig, since there will be flags everywhere. I would have mp'd as well if I hadn't checked codes.

Overly wet areas are also good practice for some maps - ambiguous water lets you know to use other stuff when possible with marshiness only as extra confirmation. Even some of our best maps have depressions that can be full of water but aren't mapped marshes; likewise, marshy areas can be dry. The euro standard, iirc, is vegetation, not wetness.

For 19, I didn't care about trails, I was only using whatever would pragmatically get me to the vegetation change corner.

Final cluster is also good national meet practice - expect similar in the sprint if not near the end of the other events as well.

Not sure why I am bothering to switch to national meet terminology since there's a proposal to change that around.

I don't see it as grounds for quitting; I see your outing as largely successful training for your first A meet, slightly marred by a couple out-of-your-control hiccups. Tear up the Pig!
Mar 23, 2017 3:46 PM # 
What he said! (Very well.) :)
Mar 23, 2017 5:04 PM # 
This perspective is quite helpful. I certainly appreciate it. And, a few days sure brings perspective. Thank you (both!). Love our peeps.
Mar 24, 2017 6:04 PM # 
And very sorry about #7, I haven't been to that particular part of the map.

And yes the flags were hidden but that may happen at the Pig as well. Especially if it's a pit feature.

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